Joseph Pearce’s

Joseph Pearce’s
23 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA
  • Telephone 0131 556 4140
  • Bar open Sun–Thu 11am–midnight; Fri/Sat 11am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 11am–9pm
  • Email
  • Website www.bodabar.com/joseph-pearces/
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Joseph Pearce’s

Casual bar at the top of the Walk with Scandi food and an intimate vibe.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Like its laid-back Swedish sister bars, you know what you’re getting at Joseph Pearce’s: quirky décor, friendly-but-cool staff, generous food at decent prices and plenty of drinks. At JPs the menu is small – a couple of smörgåsbords, burgers, flatiron steak, salads, Swedish meatballs with mash – but the food is hearty. You can wash it down with a glass of house red or a pint of Caledonian ale and relax from your worldly woes for a moment. During the day children are welcome and the toys and high chairs come out, but evenings are for the big kids. You might catch a match, or DJ Jordy Deelight playing 90s house, or you could join the jogging club (currently doing a bit of plogging, where you pick up rubbish at the same time) on a run down to Sofi’s for a glass of lingonberry cordial. Community vibes abound.

The List's rating
7

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Megan Welford visited Joseph Pearce’s on 23 June 2018
  • High point: Open, anything-goes attitude
  • Low point: More mains to choose from would be good
  • Notable dish: Swedish meatballs and mash
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Rock/eclectic
  • Live entertainment: Bands, DJs and various community clubs – check social media.
  • Capacity: 200 (40 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2008
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 16
  • House wine: £15 per bottle

Events at this venue

Cocktails and Culture

A group for anyone looking to meet new people while having a drink or doing something a little bit cultured. We hold a mixture of events from pub crawls to arts and music events, and also love exploring new places in and around Edinburgh. So whether you're new to the city and looking to discover what it has to offer or a…

Sat 29 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 4140

A Round of Pub Golf on Leith Walk🏌️‍♀️

  • 19:30 – 01:00

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2. cp12318 Aug 2009, 9:40pm Report

Overpriced drinks & ikeaesque food. Not for me.

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